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CAIRE, Licia Ferreira. Hypnosis in oncological patients: a psychossomatic study on prostate cancer patients. Psico-USF [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp.153-162. ISSN 2175-3563.

This research aims at interpreting and understanding the impact of experiential experienced resignifications  under the hypnotic state by each prostate cancer patient about of the self-perception of health, thrust in treatment and capability of prospecting the future. 12 patients were companied along 5 one-hour sessions of hypnotherapy weakly. The instruments consisted of individual interview, hypnotic interventions and interviews records. It was chosen the Thematic Analysis Technique to select the subjects to be analyzed. The speeches in initial interviews showed similarities about life experiences. The notable topics analyzed were: Feelings and impulses about the impact with the diagnosis, Meanings of cancer and thrust in cure, Self-perception about cancer improvement and Resumption of capacity of prospecting the future. Conclusion indicated that 100% of the followed patients mentioned felling themselves better about the health, thrust in cure, improvement in the humor and increases on the strategies with stressing situations.

Palavras-chave : Psychossomatic; Hypnosis; Prostate cancer.

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